View in File Explorer for Edge
The "View in File Explorer" library menu item found only in Internet Explorer was very useful. However, consistent with Microsoft guidance, I've lately been using Edge for most of my work. Is there any chance that the same item could be allowed in Edge? Thanks.
Given that IE / Internet Explorer is due to be pulled in August 2021, I am very concerned that this feature is not available in Edge yet.
I echo all the comments here: https://sharepoint.uservoice.com/forums/329214-sites-and-collaboration/suggestions/13358292-open-in-explorer
Re how impossible it is to get by without file explorer and the sync method is 1. buggy, causes slowdown, is generally irritating. 2. not appropriate on people's personal devices they have been forced to use since the pandemic.
This is a very important function and the only reason we use IE. Adding this feature to Edge would be an excellent way for SharePoint users to upgrade to a modern browser, and allow us to depend less on FireFox and Chrome for other browsing activities.
I use this facility every day - I need to be access the file structure outside of SharePoint. Come on Microsoft - add it to Edge Chromium so I don't have to go into Internet Explorer (that opens File Explorer) and restores the connection.
I find this a useful facility so I would like to see it added in to Edge
Please Microsoft, make "View in file explorer" happen for SharePoint in de Edge browser, it is such a useful feature, especially when working with lots of files in a particular project where OneDrive is simply not possible/available. File management in the browser is just so much slower than in file explorer.
Are there any updates to this request? OneDrive sync is not a viable option for a number of reasons, to include linkage of files and mapping of the file paths for those links.
View in File Explore must remain please. Syncing doesn't work for us.
Adding my voice to the petition. I don't use Edge because of the inability to open with Explorer. I am constantly moving file around as part of our mission critical business process. I have a library of templates that must be moved to our customer portals every time we start a new Project. I have to copy files to my hard drive to get an absolute file address (because of another broken MS feature) and then move it back to ensure that the one on SharePoint is always the most up-to-date. This is a terrible step backward for SharePoint. I am terrified that I wont have a viable work-around before E11 is sunsetted….Please help us.
Alice Monk commented
Edge is useless to me without the option to "view in file explorer", and it's the only reason I haven't moved over to Edge yet.. I'm horrified that I may not be able to use IE11 next year to utilise this function. It's very important to my business, and to a lot of others so please make sure there is an effective solution put in place.
Microsoft will no longer support Office 365 access by IE11 as of Aug 2021. You can continue to use File Explorer functionality in a browser using Explorer https://www.slimapplications.com/product/explorer/
This works in Edge, Chrome, Safari, ...
Michael Wu commented
Please find a way to integrate the "Open in Explorer" feature. OneDrive and "Files on Demand" is not sufficient. Thanks!
If you prefer working with files via File Explorer then take a look at Zee Drive http://www.thinkscape.com/Map-Network-Drives-To-Office-365-OneDrive/ you can map network drives to your OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online team sites in File Explorer
Benoît Fournier commented
We aslo need this command. There should be a way to make it works because you only need to open one library using Internet Explorer to get the requires cookies. Once you are authenticated, you can paste the URL of any site of the tenant in file explorer and it will open.
And this will work for a while. Even if browsers are closed.
OneDrive is not an option for our company, and IE11 will not be supported by Microsoft next year. We need a workaround for this.
Joann Smith commented
to loose "View in File Explorer would be horrible. This feature makes working in the Sharepoint environment tolerable.
Need that "VIew in File Explorer" option for my scripts. I have to upload over 800 files monthly in separate directories. The OneDrive Sync is not allowed here and doesn't work for this purpose.
david cotter commented
Lending my voice to this petition, MSFT please make this feature available via Edge Chromium. (view in file explorer)
Michael Martin commented
One Drive is NOT a workable solution. Either give Sharepoint more functionality or just have millions using IE to generate a windows explorer option. Really sad that this is supposedly insurmountable.
My organisation handling over 760,000 files also needs this functionality from SharePoint Online and Edge Chromium. Looking for a solution that DOESN'T involve OneDrive, since our organisation is not yet ready to embrace the OneDrive option, and is unlikely to do so for some time.
We need this option available on Edge Chromium.